Some notes from the final practice of spring.
That’s what it was, a practice, and that’s OK. Spring football tends to get overdone. A spring game is a nice outing for fans, but the last thing any team needs is another injury, particularly with the injuries the Rebels have had this spring.
And they almost got away without another injury.
Freshman running back Mark Dodson has looked very good this spring but he may have sustained a concussion on a hit from transfer safety Anthony Alford.
There was no immediate word on Dodson’s status.
“The shot he took was to the helmet. He looked a little dazed,” Freeze said.
Here’s some Freeze video from after the scrimmage:
Overall three touchdowns were scored by the offense. Nick Parker had a 1-yard TD run, Jimmy Potepa a 10-yard TD run and Khalid Purnell a 40-yard pass to Cody Core.
Beyond Core, those aren’t names you’re likely to see during a game next season
One that you will see is Ja-Mes Logan. He took full advantage today of the absence of Donte Moncrief and Vince Sanders with five catches for 101 yards.
Serderius Bryant had a nice day too, 1.5 sacks, a pass break-up and a 75-yard interception return for a touchdown.
Another guy who played well was Channing Ward. Earlier this week coaches were calling on Ward to play faster. They said he responded as the week went on. Defensive coordinator Dave Wommack said there was some sort of personal issue he felt was affecting Ward’s performance. After Ward talked with him in his office, Wommack evaluated Ward differently.
Anyway, Ward was credited with three tackles and a half sack today. He had a one-on-one stop of Maikhail Miller, which is not something a lot of people can say. Ward showed off his strength there.
Here’s the Wommack video with his comments on Ward and many more: